Today has seen rumours reemerge of a possible January move for Brazilian international Lucas Lima, whose current deal with Santos is set to expire at the end of the year. Whilst it may seem a little outlandish to suggest that someone of such obvious quality could be set for a move to SE25, there are actually one or two reasons why a switch could make sense for all parties.
We also have an extremely detailed piece on the history of Palace’s attempts to redevelop Selhurst Park under Steve Parish’s ownership following his claim on Tuesday that the club are preparing a “major announcement” on the stadium this side of Christmas.
Former Brighton boss Gus Poyet has finally offered his views on the infamous turd discovered on the Crystal Palace dressing-room floor in the build-up to our play-off clash with the Seagulls in 2013, producing one of the most amusing quotes I’ve seen in the seven years that HLTCO has been running.
Finally, we have footage from Hodgson’s pre-Stoke press conference, with the gaffer discussing injuries, the need for a top performance against the Potters and desire to make up for lost time between now and Christmas after our truly wretched start to the campaign. As usual, it’s an interesting and thoroughly soothing watch from start to finish.
Roughly a year ago, Crystal Palace were heavily linked with a move for Santos attacking midfielder Lucas Lima, only for the proposed switch to hit the skids when the man himself had doubts about moving to England but now, reports suggest that a deal could be back on the table.
Following Steve Parish’s claim that Crystal Palace are all set to make a “major announcement” regarding the future of our stadium before Christmas, Eagles fans have everywhere have been debating what we’re likely to see when the club’s plans are revealed. We have been here before of course, as this detailed piece from the Croydon Advertiser’s Mark Ritson highlights brilliantly.
Former Brighton boss Gus Poyet has opened up on the “poo” which was found on the floor of Crystal Palace’s dressing room prior to the second-leg of the play-off semi-final between the two sides in 2013, insisting that its presence has had an adverse effect on his career ever since.
Ahead of this weekend’s game at home to Stoke City, Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has been speaking to the press, giving the impression that he and his players are all set to put in another big shift against the Potters.